Red Sox Outlast Giants In Extras On Bogaerts' Two-Run Single

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Xander Bogaerts took notice of all the cheering Red Sox fans doing their part in the stands and then gave them something more to celebrate — even after a 10-inning wait on a cool, breezy Bay Area night.

Bogaerts hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the top of the 10th, and Boston snapped the San Francisco Giants' five-game home winning streak with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night.

The Red Sox loaded the bases against Santiago Casilla (1-1), who struck out two in a perfect ninth before running into trouble. Bogaerts also had a third-inning RBI single in Boston's first visit to San Francisco in nearly three years.

"The fans were going pretty nuts there at the end," he said. "I thought I missed a few good pitches. He pitched me tough. But I think he hung one a little bit, left it up a little."

Dustin Pedroia extended his majors-best hitting streak to 14 games with an eighth-inning single, while David Ortiz's streak ended at 13 after his tying groundout as a pinch-hitter in the seventh. Pedroia also has hit in 11 straight road games.

Junichi Tazawa (1-1) pitched the ninth for the win and Craig Kimbrel closed it out for his 14th save.

Ortiz's high chopper over the pitcher's mound was controlled by shortstop Brandon Crawford, but Chris Young slid under the tag about 15 feet shy of second base as Crawford threw to first trying to double up Big Papi. Jackie Bradley Jr. scored from third.

"Heads up baserunning by Chris Young bought us an extra inning," manager John Farrell said, pleased with how his team handled the little things.

Right-hander Albert Suarez pitched into the seventh in his second major league start, lifted for George Kontos after a one-out walk of Bradley, who stole second.

Young had an RBI double and has hit safely in each of his last 13 starts for Boston.

Two left-handed aces will face off Wednesday night in the conclusion of this quick two-game set: David Price against Madison Bumgarner.

"I don't think I've faced an opposing pitcher who's had home runs," Price said of Bumgarner, who has two.

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